Summertime favorite. August 2012.
My mother-in-law is a fabulous cook. And with a huge garden just a stone's throw from her back door, everything is fresh, too. One of my favorite things she makes is actually a condiment, though. Mint vinegar! I'd never had it till I met my husband's parents and now, I can't get enough! It goes wonderfully with so many things. Roasted potatoes. Freshly sliced cucumbers. Steamed peas. Drizzled over garden tomatoes or a tossed salad. The possibilities are endless. Here's how you make it.
Mint Vinegar (makes a whole jar):
- Gather 6 or 7 sprigs of fresh mint.
- Wash thoroughly and remove leaves from the stem. Place on a cutting board and sprinkle with a half tablespoon or so of white sugar.
- Finely mince the leaves and sugar together.
- Place the mint and sugar mixture into a jam jar and fill it with white vinegar, almost to the top.
- Stir and enjoy. Share, if you must. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Have you had or heard of mint vinegar? Maybe I'd been living under a rock until I met my husband because it was totally new to me!